Oregon contains two schools that offer laboratory technician programs. Portland Community College, the highest-ranking laboratory technician school in OR, has a total student population of 30,161 and is the 5050th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 laboratory technician schools in Oregon, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Portland Community College comes out as the most expensive ($6,829/yr), with Clackamas Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,722/yr.
Laboratory Technician students from Oregon schools who go on to become laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, medical laboratory technicians, laboratory technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 152,420 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $37,860. Also, Environmental science and protection technicians, including health make on average $43,520 per year and there are about 30,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Oregon alone, there are 390 employed environmental science and protection technicians, including health earning an average yearly salary of $41,080. Medical and clinical laboratory technicians in this state earn $39,510/yr and there are 980 employed.
Also, within the laboratory technician schools in Oregon, the average student population is 2,645 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from laboratory technician, there are 2428 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,810 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,147, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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